Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem Steel Strike, Bethlehem, PA, 1910.
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Cossacks leaving the yard of Bethlehem Steel.

Credit: From The American Cossack, Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor, 1914.

Infamous among the state's coal miners and industrial workers for their excessive and at times unlawful use of force in the service of employers, the Pennsylvania State Police were known for decades as the Pennsylvania "Cossacks." This image, and the accompanied caption, appears in The American Cossack, published by the Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor in 1914.

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